A Governor from High Tech

by William Grosso

Yesterday, I wrote a weblog entry in which I compared Olestra, the California gubernatorial recall, and the latest Microsoft security hole. And I suggested, albeit in an offhand way, that it was only a matter of time before Tim O'Reilly declared his candidacy.

When I said it, I was joking.

But after posting it, I began to take the joke more seriously. More precisely: what I'm taking seriously is the idea that someone from high-tech should run for governor.

This grows out of a long list of thoughts. Here they are, in no particular order:

So who should it be? Without taking too strong a position, I will just state that, should

Andy Grove

run, I will not only vote for him, I will contribute money to his campaign fund. He's brilliant, he's run large organizations in hard times, he understands technology and technological industries at a deep level, and he understands, as an immigrant who fled a horrifying dictatorship, what America is fundamentally all about.

I also hereby promise that, no matter what, I will not vote for: Gray Davis, Richard Riordan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Willie Brown, Dianne Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, Arriana Huffington, Michael Huffington, William Simon, Bill Lockyer, Phil Angelides, or Darrell Issa.

Who else from our industry would make a good governor for California?


2003-08-11 11:44:15
Geek Girl Candidate
How about Georgy Russell (http://www.georgyforgov.com/)